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Friedenfels Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Friedenfels, Landkreis Tirschenreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Friedenfels municipal banner]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022
[Friedenfels bicolour]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

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Friedenfels Municipality

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It is a yellow-blue-white tricolour or a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms of both is shifted towards the top.
1) this online catalogue
2) this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

Friedenfels Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a triplemount issuant Argent, the outer peaks topped by firs of the same, above of the central peak an impending stone hammer Or in pale, chief Or a fess Azure.
The triplemount with firs is symbolising the name of the municipality and is referring to the local landscape. The hammer is alluding to the economic importance of granite quarries. The chief is derived from the family arms of the Barons Nothaft of Weißenstein, who made Friedenfels capital of the Lordship of Weißenstein. The family built the local castle in 1582 and owned the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark) until 1882.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.174-175
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

Tricolour and arms were approved on 26 February 1957 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The bicolour is used unofficially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

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